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Klizan/Marrero Clinch Umag Doubles Crown

Umag, Croatia

doubles finalists© Nevin GerencirThe Umag doubles finalists line up with their trophies.

Martin Klizan and David Marrero won the Vegeta Croatia Open Umag doubles title on Saturday.

Klizan and Marrero defeated third seeds Nicholas Monroe and Simon Stadler 6-1, 5-7, 10-7 in 79 minutes in the final. The victors shared €22,500 in prize money and earned 250 Emirates ATP Ranking points.

Klizan, 24, was contesting his first ATP World Tour doubles final, while 33-year-old Marrero improved to 8-6 in team finals. Last year Marrero lifted the trophy with Fernando Verdasco.

"The truth is that I'm very happy to win for the second year here in Umag," said Marrero. "It's a tournament that I feel very comfortable, even if the weather's very hot. The important thing was to win the title, and retain it, and for that I'm very happy."

Monroe and Stadler are compiling a career-best year. Two weeks ago, they captured their first title at the SkiStar Swedish Open (d. Berlocq-Ramos). They also finished runner-up at the Copa Claro (l. to Bolelli-Fognini).

They split € 11,830 and 150 Emirates ATP Ranking points.

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